UPDATE – 09/23/2023

Maria Elena Sanchez has been inducted into the Akademia Music Hall of Fame, for exceptional talent, dedication and contribution to the field of music.

UPDATE – 07/01/2023

You can now listen to my new song, “The Stranger”, on the following link, on various streaming services:

The Stranger (


UPDATE – 05/16/2022

Bunch of great new updates.

  1. My film, “Slice O’ Cake” is now available for streaming on the following channels: Plex, Flex and Tubi. Please make sure to visit any of these streaming channels and watch this wonderful film – I have the role of Mother May Dejean.
  2. Just started filming a new production. The film is titled, “On American Soil” – it’s a poignant story about the consequences of the search, for a piece of the American Dream. I play the mother, Sarina.
  3. I just won The Akademia Awards – May 2022 – Best R&B/Soul Song for my composition, “The Stranger”.


UPDATE – 02/18/2022

New year – new news! “Slice O’ Cake” is completed and available for streaming. It will be coming out soon on Amazon, as well as other streaming medias, but in-the-meantime if you want to get a glimpse of the film before it’s aired in those medias, you can stream it directly on the production company’s page at: ATONE PRODUCTIONS – it’s not free, but it’s a great film by Marcus Muhd. Yours truly (namely ME!) plays Mother May DeJean and also composed music for the film, so please, go watch it and leave your comments.

Coming to FLEXNET.TV on March 4, 2022. Thank you.


UPDATE – 02/01/2021

Well, it’s February 1, 2021.  I’ve allowed a month to go by before I made any comments with respect to this new year.  Why?  Because I wanted to see what and how it was going to start.  Well, it had a crazy start – nothing to concern yourselves with, but February is definitely the start of my new year.  Lest just say that there’s a lot I’m looking for in this new year, starting tomorrow with my Covid-19 Vaccination.  Yup!  Taking the leap and hope that science will be able to make 2021 the beginning of a new life for everyone – people, the economy, the world and lastly me.

Stay positive and look forward to a wonderful new future in this new year!


UPDATE – 10/14/2020

Just dropped in to let you all that I’m doing great.  Had a Covid-19 scare, but it turned out great and I’m negative – YAY!  Working on new music that I hope I can have to you all before this Christmas, so keep an eye and ear out for it.  Really have not been doing any filming because it all came to a stop, so let’s see how the rest of this year goes.  Please take care and stay safe.


UPDATE – 05/09/2019



UPDATE – 04/11/2019

I received great news from The Akademia Music Awards. It stated:
“You’ve been officially nominated by The Akademia for The Akademia Executive Award (our highest honor) for exceptional talent, dedication and contribution to the field of music. This is a significant accomplishment to be selected out of thousands of top contenders from all around the world!”
I feel very privileged, honored and humbled. God is good to me in so many ways; I can only say, thank you.

UPDATE – 10/24/2018

Hi Everyone!

I’m really excited to share some stuff with you all.

With respect to my acting, I have completed to films:  “Paul Stone” – this film is now in post-production, which means they’re putting the finishing touches on it before it gets released, and “Polo” – this film has been completed, but it will be appearing in film festivals, so check to see if there are any festivals in your area that are showing it.

I’m still filming “Slice O’Cake”, but we should be completing it soon – almost done.  “Paranormal Trackers: House of Ages” still has a long way to go before filming is completed, but it’s going to be incredible.

Now for my music…

My song “Perdoname” as of today, is #1 on N1M for latin music in the State of Texas, which happens to be where I reside – this is awesome news for me.  Working on new music, but my time has been so busy that I have not been able to record the vocals on the new songs.  I hope I can get them done before the end of the year.

I will be traveling from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9, 2018 to Portugal.  Really looking forward to visiting this beautiful country, it’s beautiful people, land and awesome food.  If you happen to be there and see me, don’t hesitate to stop me and say hello – please.

Well, those are all my updates for right now.  I wish you all the best … Take care.


UPDATE – 10/20/2017

Great News! My song, “Power of the Prayer” is airing on the following stations under the Christian/Gospel genre. It started on October 1, 2017. Please listen for my music and make a request for it – will definitely help me in my chart placement. Thanks!

Here’s the list of the radio stations:

WSTL The Street London, United Kingdom

WSTB The Street Birmingham, United Kingdom

WSTI The Street Dublin, Ireland 

WSTA The Street Amsterdam, Netherlands

WSBE Brussels, Belgium

Next XR Radio Shanghai, China

Next XR Radio Beijing, China

Next XR Radio Hong Kong, China

Next XR Radio Taipei, Taiwan

Next XR Radio Seoul, South Korea

WPRN Prime XR New York, New York USA

WPRB Prime XR Baltimore, Maryland USA

WPRC Prime XR Cincinnati, Ohio USA

WPRM Prime XR Madison, Wisconsin USA

WPMI Prime XR Minneapolis, Minnesota USA


UPDATE – 09/16/2017

Well, we survived Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, and have some info to share with you all.  In May 2017,  I won the award for Best Christian/Gospel Song from the X-Poze-Ing Music Awards for my song “Power of the Prayer” and then, in June 2017, I won the same award for the same song, from The Akademia Music Awards.  I am so humbled by this privilege – it makes all the hard work worthwhile.

On the movie side, we’re about to start filming on our movie, “Paranormal Trackers: House of Ages” – I will be playing the role of the seer “Mala”, as well as composing the music theme for the film – we’re all so excited and have an incredible cast & crew onboard.  Also, I will be filming a video entitled, “Star Wars: Lost Horizons”, created and directed by a great young up and coming Giovanni Lamar – I will be playing a member of the Jedi Council.  I was supposed to be in another film titled, “Slice O’Cake”, playing the role of the mother, but filming was postponed and haven’t heard back from them.

So, yes – I’m keeping very busy, but will try to stay more consistant on my updates.  Thanks for dropping by!


UPDATE – 05/23/2017

Here we are in May 2017 and I’ve finally completed two (2) new songs:  “At the Watchtower” and “Power of the Prayer” – they are inspirational songs.  Why you ask?  Well, first, they were supposed to be for two movies I was writing the music for, but it ended up being bogus.  I think I got two great songs out of it though.  Second, God has been kind to me – so why not!  Anyway, I hope you all enjoy them and that they inspire you as well!!


UPDATE – 03/27/2017

I want to invite you to check out my new video in the Reels section, if you have not seen it already.  It’s an invitation requesting your support of our incoming movie, “Paranormal Trackers: House of Ages” – Thanks!


UPDATE – 03/06/2017

Bet you all thought I got lost – hahaha.  Nope!  I’ve been very busy.  I have a new company, with three wonderful associates, which I want to introduce to you all . . . “24K Pictures” – We are a film production company.  I want to invite you all to visit our website at:

More great new!!  We are going to start filming our first film soon entitled:  “Paranormal Trackers:  House of Ages”

It’s a historically based supernatural thriller.  Try saying that three times in a row fast!!!

Visit our Facebook pages at:

Visit our Twitter page at:

I look forward to seeing you all at the movies.


UPDATE – 09/08/2016

Well, new look – new pages – new pictures – new videos – enjoy!

UPDATE – 05/18/2016

I wanted to let all my fans, friends and family to know that I am going to try my hand at acting.  YES – I have finally lost my mind completely.  What can I say?  It’s something that has called to me as far back as I can remember, and now I have the time and definitely the desire to give it my all.  Wish me a couple of broken legs!!

UPDATE – 05/18/2016

The Akademia Music Awards Gala

Alright!  The gala has come and gone.  It was on April 21, 2016 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.  I had a great time not only getting to know one little piece of California, but had a great time at the gala.  Everyone was so hospitable.  Met some wonderful artists and made new friends.

I was really impressed when the Executives of The Akademia Music Awards not only recognized me, but new the first song I won an award for.  It’s that great feeling you want to feel as an artist – the feeling of recognition.

I want to thank everyone at The Akademia Music Awards for making this a wonderful and great night to remember.

(You will find my pictures on the home page.)


UPDATE – 12/30/2015

I’m Back!

Just returned from a 12-day trip through Italy.  I visited Rome, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Venice and Burano – incredible beauty and history. Met a bunch of new people and made, I hope, life long friends.  I will definitely return.

Working on a lot of new music.  Unfortunately, 2015 was quite a challenge for me because of the loss of loved ones and the birth of a new grandchild.  He’s on the top of my list right now.  Now, 2016 is going to be the year for new music for me – and I hope lots of it because I’ve had a lot of inspirations in 2015 to last a long while.

Thank you all again for visiting and following my music.  I sincerely hope that you will continue to follow my works and share them with others.


Wishing you all the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 12/05/2014

Holly Molly!!

I am so sorry I have not been keeping up lately.  I have been sick and busy all at the same time – but that’s just my excuse and really does not justify my not updating my data.  So, thank you for your patience.

Well, I WON Best Song by Singer/Songwriter for September 2014 from the X-POZE-ING MUSIC AWARDS for my song “Forgive Me” – it is available on iTunes and there is also the Spanish version of the same song entitled “Perdoname” – the Spanish version has received some wonderful comments and reviews, so please listen to both.

My New CD “My Life Has Gone Away” was released in June 2014, but I had so many problems with the distributor getting it into the stores, I almost gave up.  Notice I said “almost” – if I pay for a service, I expect to receive what I paid for.  Unfortunately, I can not seem to get them to have my hard copies available, so right now my music is in digital format only.  I am going to try and have the hard copies distributed by someone else.

As always, I want to thank my fans for their continued support and I look forward to continuing my entertaining you all with my songs.

Oh, I almost forgot – I am working on putting together my first Spanish only album.  Let’s see how that goes.  It will include some of my current Spanish songs, plus some new ones I am currently working on,  Sorry, but I do not have a completion date as of yet.

Take care and my next update will not take as long as this last one.  Take care.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 06/15/2014


Well, I’m back from Chicago, Illinois and the X-Poze-Ing Music Awards.  Disappointingly for me, I did not win an award, but I met face-to-face all those wonderful artists and talents that I’ve been networking with online.  The awards ceremony was fun and entertaining.  My CONGRATULATIONS to all the talent who won a prize – very well deserved!

I brought back a head cold I got from doing the tourist thing in Chicago – got on a double-decker bus and when we were driving by the lake, the win and cold was more than my body could handle – ergo – head cold and wind burn on my lips.

Today June 15, 2014, is the release of my new album, “My Life Has Gone Away”.  You can support me and my music by purchasing your copy.  Available on iTunes and other digital retailers, as well as

Again, it’s great to be back home and now to work on new music for all my friends, fans and family.  Take care.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 03/18/2014

Well, well – yes – I’ve been absent from updating my page for a couple of months.  The flu caught up to me just after my last update and almost took me out.  It created complications that no one really want hear about, but lest just say that I thought my goose was cooked and it was not a Christmas goose either.

Anyway, it was almost impossible to even sit at my piano because I was so ill that I could not hold my head up, so I decided that since I pay for a smartphone, I might as well put it to good use. The music that came to my head I either whispered or hummed into my phone recorder, since I really sounded like Rod Stuart (it sounds great on him – horrible on me), and have now been slowly writing out and recording.

I hope to have a new CD out hopefully, by the end of May, if I can, since my daughter gave me another cold – REALLY!! Just when I thought I got away from it.

I want to thank all of you who keep listening and buying my music.  Your words of kindness inspire me and I am so pleased to know that I inspire you all as well.

You can hear the songs that will be on my new album “My Life Has Gone Away”, which also includes the song by that name, at:

Don’t forget to join my fan page there, as well.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 12/12/2013

October 2013 – Winner – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter
“Remembering My Life”
X-Poze-Ing Music Awards


UPDATE – 08/26/2013

August 2013 – Winner – Best Album by Singer/Songwriter
“Our World Restarting”
X-Poze-Ing Music Awards


UPDATE – 08/14/2013

Well, since last updated we have received two more nomination for my album “Our World Restarting”.

July 2013 – Nominated – Best Song by Singer/Songwriter – “Our World Restarting” from The Akademia Music Awards.

August 2013 – Nominated – Best Album by Singer/Songwriter – “Our World Restarting” from X-Poze-Ing Music Awards.

This has been a very productive and exciting year for me.  Thank you to all my fans for keeping me inspired to keep writing.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 07/11/2013

This has been an exciting and revealing new year for me. Half of the year will be gone at the end of this month. I have been blessed with great new friends, wonderful, wonderful fans, and recognition for my musical works. My heart is full of joy!

May 2013 – Winner Best Song by Singer/Songwriter – Song: “I’m On Top of the World”
The Akademia Music Awards

June 2013 – Winner Best Song by Singer/Songwriter – Song: “Hands”
X-POZE-ING Music Awards

I want to thank both these organizations for their recognition and continued support of all singers and musicians all over the world. It’s a great feeling having your ego stroked once in a while. It gives you fuel for the creative juices.  Thank you again.

Being mid-year, I just want to end with a great big thanks to my husband for his continued support, to my kids for their continued encouragements, and to my family and friends for the wonderful compliments and much, much love.

To all my other friends and fans – I wish you all love and blessing – more than you can ever imagine. You all have given me the courage and have empowered me to continue creating music – music to help guide you, give you joy, and support through all the different aspects of your lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Without all of you, I would not be here.  God bless!!

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 04/25/2013

Well, my new album is completed. It was released on April 07, 2013, and is now available on iTunes,, as well as other digital music distributors. I hope you find my new music enjoyable. Until next time,

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 02/12/2013

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Holy Cow!!! I thought it would never happen – my audio CD for my album “My World & I Know It” is now available on Amazon-On-Demand. You can now purchase a hard-copy of my cd. I finally got it right. It’s really difficult to figure out why a system will or not accept something, but whatever I did this time, I got it right.

Please help out this starving artist and purchase one of my cd’s. Thank you.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 01/29/2013

Hi Everyone,

Well, we are one month into the new year and of course, new things are happening. Been having some problem getting my album “My World & I Know It” to go live on Amazon On-Demand. Reduced it down to 16 songs – I hope this does the job.

Second, I wrote a song that I dedicated to the people of Newtown, CT – it is entitled “Watching Over You” and it’s been received favorably by everyone who has listened to it.

Third, my music was evaluated by Foley Entertainment and I’m excited to say that my melodies received a 5 out of 5 rating, with 5 being the highest rating available.  He rates the music on a 1-5 scale with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest rating he will give. All the other parts of my music received a rating of 4. It does a girl proud to know that my persistence and hard work has paid-off with such a wonderful rating.

Also, I’ve been working on new music since the beginning of the year and have 6 new songs completed.  I just haven’t gotten down to recording them as of yet, but I want to put more stuff together. Let’s see how February goes.

Anyway, I want to thank all of you who come by and visit, and are loyal fans. My love to you all.  Take care.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 12/06/2012

New Album “My World & I Know It”

You can now find my new album on Amazon and iTunes. It was released on October 26, 2012, but unfortunately, I had to re-release it again on December 3, 2012 because of Amazon’s time limited on hard cd copies – they can’t be more than 78 minutes in length and I went over by 1:22 minutes – crazy isn’t it. The re-release does not have the song “He’s the Sax Player” – this was our choice to cut to make the cd available on Amazon On-Demand. Still not sure when the hard copy will be available, but the digital version is available now.

There are 19 songs on the 1st release and 18 on the 2nd – either will make a great Christmas present for those you love – plenty of love songs.

Thank you to all my fans – I love you all!!!

I wish you all the best holiday season ever and a wonderful, safe and prosperous New Year 2013.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


UPDATE – 11/08/2012

Hello Again!
Just to let you know that I have a new album coming out “My World & I Know It” – which encompasses 19 of my recorded songs. Nine of those songs are from my “It’s ME!” album, so that means you’ll be getting 10 new songs on this album. You will find the album on and will be able to purchase the songs in MP3 format or as a CD (CD available hopefully, by end of November 2012.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez



Hey Everybody – Still staying busy. As of today, I’ve completed 3 new songs – “It’s Christmas Time” which is my first ever Christmas song – “Welcome Home” which is about a soldier’s wife welcoming home her husband  – and “Sitting Pretty”  is about a girl who does not know how to be loyal to her mate – I’ve been a busy girl.  You can find these songs, as well as my many other songs, on  Right now you can only purchase the MP3 versions on Amazon, but in a couple of weeks you will be able to buy the CD itself.  The album is called “My World & I Know It” and it contains 19 songs. I hope you will support and appreciate all the hard work I’ve put into this endeavour.  Take care.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


NEW SONGS – 10/02/2012

Wow! – I’ve been working on two new songs at the same time – enough to drive anyone crazy.  I could not help it though because they both showed up at the same time.  I could not sleep for two days and music just kept on playing and playing in my head.  Well, I finally finished them.  Now, I have to record them, but this past weekend I went out of town and spent two days running around in the rain – I forgot my umbrella and raincoat, and no one around where we were sold any.  I guess people around that area don’t mind getting wet, but it has affected by throat and I’m a bit hoarse – so it will just have to wait.  Anyway, I’m just waiting for my brain to kick into first gear and the music to start playing again in my head.  Isn’t music great!

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


My Music Update – 09/19/2012

Hi Everyone – just wanted to let you know that I will be recording a few songs Acappella, which will consist of hymns I’ve grown up with and love with all my heart.  I hope you will enjoy them.  You will find them on the “My Music” tab under the heading Christian Hymns.  If you would like a copy of any of those recordings, just use your right mouse click button and then “Save As” and you should be able to download it that way.  If you have any problems with that, just drop me a line and I’ll try and get a copy to you.  Thank you for dropping by.

Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


Indie Music Reviews – Maria Elena Sanchez
“It is never too late to release music as it is timeless and this can be said for poet and musician Maria Elena Sanchez.” . . .


Vents Magazine – Interview with Maria Elena Sanchez
“How you got started in the music world?
I got started when I was given a toy piano at the age of 3 and started to play every song I heard by ear.” . . .

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